Beating the system - the cycling commuting section
Folks the trigger has been pulled...
Versa srs 11 shifters purchased
Trp spyre brakes ordered from merlin cycles
Jagwire hyper stainless universal brake cables
Giant contact 44cm, 135 drop 90mm reach
Fizik bar tape and 90mm cinelli stem just in case.
Will post photos as i go
new shifter outer 3m of sp41 shimano. figured it was just easier. got a 60mm race face stem on sale from merlin also so i have the full range covered.....think the current 110mm stem and long top tube will be too much of a stretch for me but we'll see.
will have spare 160mm rotors that i cant use and possibly the riser bars, alfine 11 shifter and avid elixr 1s if anyone needs any gear cheap.
I am looking for a new commuting/general runabout bicycle. I have been looking at the Inc 3 and I came across this conversation. I will be riding in regional NSW on the south coast around Moruya.
There are a few things that concern me.
1. Is the bike robust enough for rougher (gravel) roads, fire trails?
2. How well will it cope when I get pushed off the pavement onto the shoulder?
3. What is the maximum tyre width that could be fitted to the bike (with and without fenders)? I asked Avanti but they refused to tell!
If anybody could offer any advice/experiencs I would be grateful.
My commute covers dirt paths, some gravel and quite a few rough curbs/ramps. The wheels are solid with lots of spokes. No worries so far!
It comes with 40mm Conti Sports Contacts and there's plenty of room for a wider tyre or 45mm mudguards. I'm running 28mm with 35mm planetbike mudguards. Be aware there's only a single set of fender/rack mount points at the back.
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